Cotswold District Council News Bulletin 16 March 2022
CDC has approval for more charging stations to be installed in four council owned car parks.
In total, ten new electric vehicle charging points (EVCPs), providing twenty connection points, are expected to be installed during the first phase of the works,
The outdated and decommissioned units at The Beeches (Cirencester) and Old Market Way (Moreton-in-Marsh) car parks will be upgraded with new 7kW fast chargers.
The car parks at the Council’s Trinity Road offices (Cirencester) and Rissington Road (Bourton-on-the-Water) will receive EVCPs for the first time. The chargers at the Trinity Road offices will be available to the public and it is hoped they will be of particular benefit to nearby residents.
Upping the provision of EVCPs will make it easier for those residents, businesses and visitors to our district who have already made the switch to EV to charge their vehicles and avoid ‘range anxiety.’
It is hoped the replacement units will be installed in the Beeches car park and Old Market Way car park in April, with the installation at Trinity Road following in late summer. The works at Rissington Road will coincide with wider improvements to the car park, including resurfacing, which are scheduled to take place in the autumn.
Following the initial roll out of installations, further sites will be assessed and costed for EVCPs at Cirencester, Stow-on-the-Wold and Tetbury as part of the second phase of the project. Subject to future funding, the Council hopes that extra sites can be agreed to provide a wider geographic spread.
For the full details of this press release from Cotswold District Council please visit their website at www.cotswold.gov.uk